Bluetooth at a bargain

Kenwood's KDC-BT318U CD receiver gives you Bluetooth® for hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. If you're an Android® user who's grown tired of your old radio's complicated Bluetooth pairing issues, you'll love this receiver's simple, secure pairing (SSP) technology. If you're an iPhone® aficionado, the KDC-BT318U gives you full Siri Eyes Free control with compatible Siri-equipped iPhones.

Pair your compatible phone to the KDC-BT318U and you can talk hands-free by simply touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. And the receiver can reply automatically to text messages to let your contacts know that you're busy driving. You can place the external Bluetooth microphone in an optimal location within the vehicle for improved hands-free communication.

Stream radio from your phone

If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone or Android, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora® and iHeartRadio® radio on this great-sounding receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face.

One versatile USB port

The KDC-BT318U's front-panel USB port allows you to access and control the music stored on your iPhone or Android phone. And if you have MP3, WMA, or WAV music files on a thumb drive, the USB port can handle those too. Here's a cool feature from Kenwood — Drive Change allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to the Kenwood's USB input and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, program the adapter for your car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • automatic iPhone pairing with Siri Eyes Free control capability
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio radio control with iPhone and Android
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 13-digit display
    • wireless remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q (8 preset EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • Sound Reconstruction improves the sound of compressed audio files
    • 3-level bass boost
    • subwoofer controls for low-pass filter, output level, and phase
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • Kenwood Music Control app enables playback of music files over USB from select Android devices
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Kenwood KDC-BT318U CD receiver

    Written By Anonymous, Wailuku, Hawaii on Monday, May 25, 2015

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    Very impressed for the cost of the receiver. The Bluetooth works AWSOME and what clear sound this unit has!!! I liked this unit so much, I bought a second head unit for my other vehicle.

    Great deck for the price

    Written By Anonymous, Syracuse utah on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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    Great unit easy to navigate through

    Pros: Ease of use

    Cons: None

    Good Deck for the Price

    Written By dmb, New Mexico on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    Easy to install with the harness and dash adapter kit. Took no time at all and setup of bluetooth for my wife's phone was a snap. The hand's free feature works well and is easy to use.

    Pros: Easy setup. Sounds good.

    Cons: When you accidentally activate the settings menu and can't remember which button to put it back to volume/station control.

    Kenwood KDC-BT318U

    Written By david, Maryland on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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    easy to install. sounds good. like it

    Pros: easy installation

    Cons: difficult to operate. still learning its' complete operation

    Kenwood KDC-BT318U

    Written By D.Nate23, Alabama on Thursday, May 14, 2015

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    Love this stereo, plus got the install kit for 1/2 off cant beat that anywhere.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Kenwood KDC-BT318U

    Written By Anonymous, Iron city,Tn on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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    I ordered this radio because it has the external mic for wirless calling the one I return to the store was built in and had to much background noise. So far I love this one and my wife died too.

    Pros: Hardly no background noise with wireless calling

    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    Would buy again

    Written By KevBailey, California on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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    I was looking for a new system in my 98 Taurus. I am very happy with this Receiver and it's features. Very easy to install, and use.

    Perfectly fine

    Written By d, San Francisco on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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    My only complaint is that it gets tripped up on some mp3's on my USB flash drive and gives me NA errors.

    Awesome product

    Written By Brett, Kalispell, MT on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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    Great product Bluetooth works great

    Great Product

    Written By Anonymous, San Francisco, CA on Monday, May 04, 2015

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    Great deck sounds great easy to install except had to solder wires because no attachments were included.

    Pros: Great sound great looking

    Cons: Had to solder

    Kenwood Has Improved Usability on Their Receiver

    Written By Steve, Southern California on Monday, May 04, 2015

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    I bought this with the dash kit and wiring harness for my 2004 Toyota Corolla and I had it installed within an hour and a half. Following the included (Crutchfield) instructions along with the assistance of a YouTube video made install fairly easy. I'm very pleased with the sound quality this receiver offers. Definitely can hear a difference from the stock radio. I previously upgraded the rear speakers (6x9) in this Corolla so I'm sure that helped improve the overall sound quality too. I'm now considering upgrading my front door speakers.

    I had a similar Kenwood receiver in my previous car and the audio menus were extremely complicated and not user friendly. I'm glad that has been improved in this newer model. Crutchfield tech support also was super fast and helpful with helping me get the rear speakers to work in Bluetooth mode.

    Pros: Very easy to operate. I didn't even have to look in the owner's manual.

    Cons: None so far. It's only been installed for a few hours.

    Awesome, especially for the price

    Written By Matt, Twin Falls, Idaho on Saturday, May 02, 2015

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    After getting used to huge amount of features (not a bad thing) it is easy to use. I love the bluetooth audio streaming feature and the ability to control Pandora from my deck!

    Pros: Bluetooth audio streaming pandora control cost!

    Awesome receiver

    Written By Jbarry, Homosassa, FL on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    Settings take a little bit to figure out but easy once you know what you're doing.

    Great Value

    Written By Vince, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    Installed this on my sister's 2003 Jeep Wrangler along with low-priced Kenwood speakers and the result was fantastic. Everything was about $200 and it was well worth it. Bluetooth capability is great and easy to set up.

    Pros: Bluetooth for having phone conversations through speakers

    Great Unit at a cheap price

    Written By Dan, Rhode Island on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    This is a great little unit for a cheap price. The Ipod integration works well and allows you to search by letter which is huge if you have a big playlist.

    Pros: Looks nice, sounds great and comes with Bluetooth and Ipod integration.

    Cons: Not really a problem, but a two line display would be nice.

    Excellent Product

    Written By Jay, North Carolina on Monday, April 27, 2015

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    Excellent product for the cost. Very easy to install. Very easy to set up

    Pros: Ease of instilation

    Cons: Have'nt figured out how to get the clock to show yet

    Great deck

    Written By JPMeiss, Colorado on Monday, April 27, 2015

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    I'm very happy with this deck. Just changing this out from the original stereo made a huge difference in the sound and loudness of the system. The wiring harness made the install VERY simple and I was able to have this installed in my car in under an hour. Back 25 years ago or so it would take me almost all day to install a system. The Bluetooth and USB jack are great to sync with your phone and play your own music. I did have to call tech support as I was having issues with some radio stations. They were very quick to figure out the problem, even before I finished the explanation.

    Pros: Great price and value. Good power range to drive speakers properly. Tech Support.

    Cons: None

    Kenwood head unit and installation kit

    Written By Cody, Marysville Washington on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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    It took me a little while to install my head unit but it was far worth it. The package arrived on time and I had no issues with shipping.

    Pros: Great sound quality. The kenwood head unit fits nicely in dash. Instructions were clear and easy to follow.

    Cons: The metra dash kit didn't fit exactly how it should. The screws that were sent didn't have a purpose.

    Great Company Great Product

    Written By DennisW, Arizona on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    I worked with a sales rep to get the best radio for my RV that would do what I wanted at a good price. I did. replacing my old kenwood with this one took ten minutes and no tools except the ones provided with the radio. I have bought from Crutchfield before and will again.

    Pros: ease of installation, clarity of sound and value. Plus you know you can call on their tech team for help, no strings.

    Cons: NONE!

    Amazed

    Written By Anonymous, gaylord, mi on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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